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Lovely pool lovely staff

As a lifelong resident of Lewes I have visited the Pells almost every day possible. Once you get... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
jossp991
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Brilliant Lido

Clean and staff limit entrance so rarely overcrowded (so get in early if it's going to be... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
MarkinAmman
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Our 2018 season started on 5 May. Pells Pool is the oldest documented freshwater public pool in the UK. We celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2011 and continue to welcome thousands to our unique pool in the summer months each year. The Pells Pool...more
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

As a lifelong resident of Lewes I have visited the Pells almost every day possible. Once you get over the initial bite of the cold water, it makes for a great afternoon of fun! The staff (especially Phil the manager) are kind and friendly.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Clean and staff limit entrance so rarely overcrowded (so get in early if it's going to be hot) Helpful staff, good cafe and cheap

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MarkinAmman
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I took my son and 3 of his friends to Pells pool for the afternoon , as we haven't been there for a few years , it was a beautifully hot day , we had to queue for a good hour as we went late...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank melissa037
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I visited here for a pool session with Bewl Canoe Club. It's the best pool I've been to for this sort of thing. The only reason I've marked it 4 out of 5 is that it closes on 1st September and we can't use it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Matt M
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon at Pells Pool. Despite being busy the staff were all really friendly. Bonus of gorgeously fresh pool that is 46 meters long. The grassy area is huge and well kept with plenty of shade if you need it. The coffee is good and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Alex T
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Hot day in the summer hols arriving 15 mins after opening was faced with a 1hr queue to get in. Gave up after 15mins. Will try again one day, but be more carefull about day selection. Discracefull queue jumping. Last straw was a family of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

"Lovely sunny afternoon with highs of 24 degrees" We thought we would take advantage of this and visit the pool for the first time. Unfortunately we found a very packed and dirty pool. My daughter found old plasters disguarded in the pool and on the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Mikey3982
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A wonderful old (very old) freshwater spring pool, facilities just what you need no gloss, a great pool, lovely setting and very friendly helpful staff who care about the place. No over chlorinated water, no waves, 50 yards (yes yards) of good swimming pool. Of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank MikeFo
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I've been a fan of this wonderful outdoor pool for longer than I care to remember and my relationship with it has changed over the years. When I was single I would just visit occasionally on a really hot day, when I would find a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank LizofLewes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a gem of a place. Cheap (parking nearby for £2 and adults £4 kids £2) lots of space and shade on the surrounding grass ideal for picnics and meet ups. Friendly and vigilant staff. The pool is 46m long and there are floats...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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MrsK20
6 August 2018|
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Response from RobR248 | Property representative |
As Duncan says I’m afraid we don’t allow dogs into the site. Sorry about that
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763claire61
10 July 2017|
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Response from RobR248 | Property representative |
Yes - always a lane for swimming whenever we are open. Plus 7am-9am weekdays adults swim only
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Jo G
8 June 2016|
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£4 for adults, £2 children - all day access. Full info here on our webpages
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